Visiting the Butterfly Garden
The children from Community Kindy The Bay had an amazing discovery time when they explored the butterfly garden at Te Puna Quarry Park. The children’s observation skills were impressive and it was so meaningful to see the butterflies dream environment with lots of flowers and swan plants. The children met Mary the butterfly lady who […]
Here at Community Kindy the Bay we love searching for bugs and observing our forever changing natural surroundings. Last week our tamariki and whanau ventured out in the bush to sustain the interest in creatures and foster for children’s curiosity. Empowering children through experiential learning in nature, so that transformation can happen and new discoveries are […]
The teachers at Community Kindy The Bay wanted to build on the children’s love of floating boats in the water trough, we dug a big hole in the sandpit so that the tamariki could sit in a boat and feel what it is like to float in a boat for real. Bobbing in a boat […]
Cake creators for wacky hair day
At Community Kindy The Bay, the children enjoyed working together making our magical banana and rainbow cake. Through this experience children’s self esteem was increasing as they contributed to our morning tea. They were using their fine motor skills as they were using different equipment and tools. They were happy with the end result as […]
At Community Kindy The Bay were lucky enough to have Jonny the graffiti artist come and complete our murals. The children enjoyed seeing the process of the murals been created. On Friday the 1st of September we had our unveiling of our murals. We had the honour of having Colin and John from Ngā Potiki come to […]
The Bay visit Palmers
The tamariki from Community Kindy The Bay went on a trip to Palmers Garden Centre recently. Our intention was to purchase some plants to put into our Garden. We timed this with Matariki the Maori New Year and the plants were representing new growth and life. We began by loading into our Kindy Van and excitedly […]
Blessing their harakeke
At Community Kindy The Bay we had a special ceremony to bless our flax plant. This experience links into the Maori value of Wairua- spiritual well being and a connection to everything around us.
The simplest things are the most fun
At Community Kindy The Bay, we think the simplest things are the most fun. Look at the excitement you can have with a box, a rope, an awesome teacher and a big imagination.
Visits local shops
Community Kindy The Bay – Today some of our children went on an outing to the local shops to buy some ingredients for afternoon tea. Then we walked around the different shops and talked about what each of them do, before walking back to Kindy singing songs.
The tamariki at Community Kindy The Bay are really enjoying our carpentry area at the moment. Its great to see everyone taking on the responsibility to make sure they have their safety gear on such as: their shoes. As well as their ear muffs when they find the hammering to loud. Also safety glasses to […]